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Take The Cake: The BoPo-Washing Of Weight Watchers (& The Weight Loss Industry)

How does a weight loss company sell weight loss products to people who don’t want to be fat but also don’t want to say they don’t want to be fat or Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   01.10.19   |   SHARE
Dietland is canceled. Insatiable will return. Because of course, it will.

The Fat Girl Gets The Boot: Dietland Is Canceled

Dietland is canceled. Yep the (apparently not popular enough) AMC show has received news that it won’t be renewed for a second season. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.20.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: 3 Tips For Normalizing How Your Fat Body Moves, Looks & Feels

Bodies of all sizes do amazing stuff all the time. Don't let fatphobia hijack your body's right to exist in all its vast complexity. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Is Diet Recovery Harder For Codependents?

The wound of codependency leaves a haunting question in its wake: Do I actually matter? Diet culture’s answer to fat people is: no. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.23.18   |   SHARE
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Take the Cake: How To Kill The Dream Of Being Thin

It took me a long time to bury the dream of being thin. For some people it doesn’t take much to let go, and for others it’s a slow series of Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   05.17.18   |   SHARE
The idea that there are foods that we “shouldn’t” eat comes from the ridiculous idea that we can’t make choices for ourselves.

5 Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat (No, Seriously)

We’ve all seen it: the advertisement lingering on the righthand side of your browser, with the words “5 Foods You Should Never Eat.” Read...
Briana Hernandez, Mama Fierce Blog

Confronting And Crushing Weight-Gain Anxiety

Diet culture teaches us is that the grass is always greener on the skinnier side of our memories. I'm confronting my own weight-gain anxiety. Read...
Briana Hernandez    |   11.8.17   |   SHARE

Roxane Gay Made Me Realize My Body Image Issues Are Kind Of Bullsh*t

I don’t have a so-called “unruly body,” as Gay calls it. Therefore, my body still plays by the societal rules and meets the expectations of what a Read...
Sarah Hosseini    |   09.25.17   |   SHARE